Wednesday March 18 2020
Spadafora: 'I believe Serie A can return on May 3'

Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says the Italian government has “suspended” tax obligations for sporting clubs until the end of May, and that Serie A may return on May 3, with “open or closed” doors.

Spadafora spoke to Rai Uno on the current situation in Italy and was asked about Serie A.

“We have suspended all tax obligations until May 30 for all sports federations and for all other sports activities,” Spadafora told the broadcaster.

“We have suspended the rents of all state-owned structures and we have provided a one-off payment of €600 for tens of thousands of sports collaborators all around Italy and who work in small Italian companies.

“I believe that Serie A can return on May 3, then we will evaluate whether it’s played behind closed doors, or open to the public.

“This formula will then be added to international competitions, like the Champions League and Europa League.”

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